With a penchant for good coffee and home baking, Team PB welcomes new PR and Content Assistant, Hannah Rose! (Maybe with a slight ulterior motive!)
Sum yourself up and life so far…
I have always been interested in the world. And coffee. As an avid reader I find myself nestled into corners of coffee shops buried in a good book more often than I’d care to admit. It doesn’t help that I worked as a barista before heading to Bath to study Creative Writing and Publishing. During my time there I worked for a Premier League rugby club and found myself reunited with coffee, managing pop-up bars. Outside of work I now find myself in the competitive and unexpected world of powerlifting.
What are you looking forward to being part of Team PB.
I’m excited to sink my teeth into projects with colleagues as passionate as I am and I’m looking forward to the fast pace, variety and challenges of PB’s various projects.
What’s your favourite read?
So far, my favourite read has been Pour Me a Life by A.A Gill. I picked the book up on a whim, with minimal expectations and was astounded by the life of this British writer. If you love a well-crafted memoir, I would highly recommend giving it a read
Who would be your dream client?
My dream client would be a feminist health and fitness brand. I am passionate about wellness, but I am also highly driven by brands with a social purpose. I would love nothing more than to be part of a team promoting healthy lifestyles, but also something that encompasses equality, body positivity and social change.
What’s your favourite brand and why?
One of my favourite brands is THINX, period-proof pants. They are completely redesigning the way women interact with their bodies, are working to abolish unrealistic beauty standards and are a brand on a mission for social change. They utilised incredible marketing strategies when they first started up, creating a huge campaign to change the way sanitary products are marketed, so I admire the brand and team wholeheartedly.
If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
The ability to transport anywhere. It would make travelling the world a whole lot easier!
Where is your favourite place in the world?
My favourite place in the world will forever be a tiny little village in Ibiza, called Es Canar. We visited there so many years in a row growing up that the locals became like family and one even ended up naming their child after my brother! I’ll forever wonder if they regret that decision now…
I’m sure as I travel the world though I will find places to rival Es Canar, however the memories I have from this little island in the Mediterranean are unparalleled.
Favourite thing you’ve seen on social media this week?
My favourite thing from social media this week has been the community support surrounding Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2019, it really shows what an incredible tool social media is for bringing people together.
What makes you happy?
I like to think I’ve always been a glass half-full kind of person. My happiness comes from experiences and connecting with new people.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I’m not sure if you could call it a talent, but I train in powerlifting. So, it’s an obscure one, but lifting heavy weights!
If you could share a meal with any four individuals, living or dead, who would they be?
I’m currently working my way through 1984, so George Orwell would be high up on my list. I have an overwhelming urge to quiz him on whether he considers himself slightly psychic. Rodriguez, or Sugarman as he’s often known, has fascinated me ever since watching the documentary, Searching for Sugar Man. Plus, he could provide some stellar evening entertainment. I would also love to meet an ancestor from centuries ago and see where my family descended from. But, I’m yet to decide which side of my family might be the more interesting choice. And finally, there’s someone from the 21st Century, Caitlin Moran.
It’s quite the eclectic bunch for dinner!
What do you get up to in your spare time?
My spare time is spent either baking, dancing or in the gym, the latter is probably as a result of my penchant for baked goods! I train with a team of powerlifters throughout the week and have always been a passionate dancer so try to get to classes when I can. Baking extravagant cakes is also a pastime of mine, my speciality is a decadent four-tier Victoria sponge, piled high with fresh fruit.
If you had a time machine where would you go?
The 60s. For the music, the clothes and the people. It’s an era I will forever be in awe of.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do for your new colleagues?
Buy them a fancy coffee machine. Only joking, if I could I would take everyone on a well-deserved break away! Experiences over material items, always.
What object could you not live without?
Does it sound sad to say my laptop? I’m not a materialistic person, but everything ends up on that slim silver rectangle and in both my work and personal life I’d be lost without it.
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
Don’t worry, none of us know what we’re doing either.
Sum yourself up in three words
Hardworking, kind-hearted, sincere.
Do you have a favourite motto?
It’s not a motto as such, but I always remind myself that everyone’s in the same boat. We’re all just trying to fumble our way through life and I remind myself that all I can do is work hard, try my best and take what life throws at me in my stride.